This section provides background information on Video. For related procedures see the step-by-step section.
Video Monitor Control
The Video Viewer can show a graphical representation of a monitor or monitor group. Each monitor is represented by a rectangular tile that provides information about the associated video source, and lets you connect/disconnect video sources.
Each monitor tile provides the following:
Whether names or descriptions are shown in the tile information depends on the Text Representation chosen in the Layout settings .
The color-coded status tag indicates the connectivity status of the associated camera:
Green: Camera properly connected.
Orange: Camera is connected but disabled in the VMS.
Pink: Connection fault (video signal loss).
Gray: No camera connected
The monitor tile can also contain the following symbols:
- Playback: The monitor is playing back a video recording.
- Sequence: The monitor is playing a sequence (looping through multiple video sources).
Location of Monitor Controls
The monitor controls become available when you select a monitor or monitor group object.
To select a monitor:
To select a monitor group:
Commands on the Monitor Tile
The ellipsis menu on the monitor tile shows the commands you can use to connect or disconnect video streams. The available commands vary depending on:
- The current connection status of the monitor
- Whether the System Browser selection is a monitor or a monitor group.
Connect a camera
Lets you connect a camera to this monitor.
Available when the System Browser selection is either an individual monitor or a monitor group.
Available if the monitor currently has an associated camera (monitor icon not black).
Connect a camera group
Lets you connect a camera group to the currently selected monitor group, with start position corresponding to the monitor on which you issue the command.
Available only when the System Browser selection is a monitor group
Connect a sequence
Lets you connect a camera sequence to the currently selected monitor group, with start position corresponding to the monitor on which you issue the command.
Available if the monitor is currently playing a sequence ( symbol).
NOTE: Do not use Disconnect stream to stop a sequence, as this will have only a temporary effect. The monitor will be momentarily disconnected from the current camera in the sequence, but soon after re-connected to the next camera.
Each station has two associated monitor groups:
The same monitor group may be associated to more than one station. Changes to the video streams of a monitor group will affect all the stations that use it.
The same monitor can be included in multiple monitor groups. Changes to the video streams of a monitor will affect all the monitor groups that include it.